Choosing your bridesmaids can be a very fun, but very stressful, experience. While it’s a no-brainer that you’ve got to ask your best friends and favorite relatives, it’s important to keep in mind that there are several different types of bridesmaids. Some of them are far more helpful than others, but having a good mix is important for having a great wedding experience. You’re going to have a lot of memories with these ladies, so it’s important you have a good, close relationship with each of them.
1. The Organizer
This is the bridesmaid who should be in charge of all the little details because she is one organized lady. She has every tiny detail of your bachelorette party and bridal shower laid out weeks in advance; on your wedding day, she’s the one who’s going to have a safety pin or whatever else you might need. The Organizer is an essential part of any bridal party.
2. The Life of the Party
While the Organizer has everything all planned out, the Life of the Party is the one who brings the fun blinking crown that says “Bride” for you to wear at the bachelorette party, and she knows exactly how to make sure everyone is having a grand time in your honor. She’s the one you need to count on when you want to find the bar with the best body shots and to get you out of yet another painfully long conversation with your future mother-in-law. She’s your wingman; don’t leave home without her!
3. The Moral Support
Another of the most indispensable types of bridesmaids is the one who’s always there to give you moral support. She goes along with everything while helping keep you steady when you start to get cold feet. When you’re walking down the aisle, she’s going to be the one who gives you a wink to let you know it’s all going according to plan.
4. The P.I.T.A.
One of the types of bridesmaids that you want to strictly limit in your wedding party is the PITA (pain in the a**). This bridesmaid thinks the dresses are horrid, the cake is ugly and the flowers aren’t what she’d have chosen. Still, when it comes down to keeping everyone in line, she can be a big help. Having more than one PITA isn’t a good idea, though. They can begin a negative feedback loop that will totally derail your happy feelings on your big day.
5. The Future Sister-in-Law
If she likes you and thinks you’ll be a good wife for her beloved brother, you’re probably going to love this bridesmaid. However, if she isn’t too enthusiastic about the marriage and is only a bridesmaid as a favor to your future husband, you could have a big problem on your hands.
When it comes to types of bridesmaids, this one can be really good, or really bad.